New York Law Journal: Realty Law Digest

August 2016

Scott Mollen analyzed the following cases in his weekly Realty Law Digest column in the New York Law Journal (subscription required):

  • August 30, 2016 'Roger Morris Apt. Corp. v. Varela,' where a factual dispute barred summary judgment and failure to show 'ample need' led to a denial of discovery; and 'Matter of Shilian v. All Sons Electric Corp,' where a contractor showed good cause to allow the court to extend a mechanics' lien nunc pro tunc.

  • August 23, 2016Three landlord-tenant cases: 'Git Leb, LLC v. Golphin,' 'IA2 Service LLC v. Quinapanta,' and '135 W. 13, LLC v. Judith Stolerman,' and a contract case, 'Wang v. Martinez.'

  • August 16, 2016Kosciuszko Plaza v. N.Y. City Department of Housing Preservation and Development,” where an owner's petition challenging HPD's denial of J-51 tax benefit application was held time-barred, and “61 West 37th Street LLC v. Senevi,” where a landlord was held not to be entitled to an assignment fee.

  • August 9, 2016Recent cases, including one where a co-op requested its insurer pay for structural work needed to bring the building into compliance with codes, asserting that because the need for those repairs was discovered during water damage remediation, which was covered, the structural work should be covered by the policy's 'Blanket Ordinance or Law Coverage Endorsement.'

  • August 2, 2016 'Chateau Owners Corp. v. Monahan,' where a co-op sought to terminate a tenant's lease because the tenant had allegedly made plumbing modifications without the co-op's permission; and 'Green Tree Servicing v. Christodoulakis,' where prejudgment interest was awarded on an unjust enrichment claim.